Armengol, Josep M., ed. Queering Iberia: Iberian Masculinities at the Margins. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 135 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4331-1851-7

Book synopsis
Questioning the traditional association between machismo and Hispanic culture, the present volume focuses on revisiting archetypes of masculinity from medieval Iberia to the present, by placing them in the context of the divergent counter-images that exist, and have always existed, below the radar. The essays in this collection investigate both the construction and de-construction of masculinity in Iberian cultures and literatures, from different genres and historical periods, from different disciplines (literary studies, film studies, art, religion, visual culture, etc.) and methodological perspectives (masculinity studies, feminist theory, queer studies, cultural studies, etc.). The volume is particularly concerned with exploring alternative models for being a man which examine or challenge canonical models of manhood. In so doing, it places special emphasis upon re-visions of Iberian masculinities, especially as they are manifested in Catalonia, the Basque country, and Galicia, as well as in the Americas. This book starts off from the critical assumption that rethinking masculinities from these counterpoints will contribute different perspectives on the topic, and that by exploring Iberian cultures through masculinities we will understand new aspects of the relationships among these cultures. The book will be of interest to courses on queer, gender, and masculinity studies, as well as Hispanic cultures and literatures.

Josep M. Armengol-Carrera
1 Saint Sebastian and the Cult of the Flesh: The Making of a Queer Saint in Early Modern Spain
José R. Cartagena-Calderón

2 Beyond Don Juan: Different Models of Masculinity in the Peripheral Authors from the Spanish Second Romanticism     
Begoña Regueiro-Salgado

 3 A Galician Werewolf in Spain: Contemporary Representations of Manuel Blanco Romasanta
Danny M. Barreto

 4 Mikel/Ander/Tasio: Narrative Castings and Othering Masculinities in Basque Cinema
Jaume Martí-Olivella

 5 Masculinities in Crisis: A Tíguere, a Military Figure, and a Sanky-panky as Three Models of Being a Man in the Dominican Republic
Elena Valdez



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